Stephen Graham Presidential Pardon
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On August 21, 1865, President Andrew Johnson pardoned Stephen Graham of Duplin County, North Carolina, for “taking part in the late rebellion against the Government of the United States…” Signed in Washington D.C., by Johnson and his Acting Secretary of State, it was a “full pardon and amnesty for all offenses by him committed, arising from participation, direct or implied, in the said rebellion.”
Amnesty was to take effect on the day Graham took the loyalty oath prescribed in the Proclamation of the President, dated May 29, 1865, and would be void if Graham later acquired enslaved persons or made use of enslaved labor. The Seal of the United States is affixed next to the signatures. This pardon was registered in Book No. 24, page 381, by James M. Sprunt.
- 1865 May 29
- Graham, Stephen, 1822-1900 (Person)
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This collection was donated by Chancellor William H. Wagoner on February 10, 1975. Chancellor William H. Wagoner found this pardon in Kenan House and donated it to William Madison Randall Library at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
- Stephen Graham Presidential Pardon
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